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  • 23 Oct 2012
    Legal Empowerment of the Poor Programme Launches Research Report ‘Voices of the Unheard’

    The Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) programme launched the research report titled ‘Voices of the Unheard’ at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad.The report focuses on demand and supply analysis of service delivery structures and policies related to the rule of law based on extensive primary data collection.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    The Netherlands Government contributes USD 2 million for Strengthening of the Rule of Law Programme in Malakand, KP

    The Netherlands Government and UNDP signed an agreement today regarding the Netherlands’ contribution of USD 2 million in support of the “Strengthening Rule of Law” Programme in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The first preparatory phase was financed by UNDP. For this second phase the Government of Netherlands has allocated a budget of USD 2 million.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    Social Good Summit in NYC Goes Global

    THe Social Good Summit in the U.S. will be taking place in New York City September 22nd to 24th at the 92Y, just ahead of the opening of the General Debate of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, where world leaders will convene to tackle major global issues.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Government of Pakistan and UNDP host National Seminar on Rio+20 and beyond

    The Government of Pakistan in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a national seminar on Rio+20 and beyond. This seminar was held to discuss Pakistan and the Rio+20 Negotiations Processes, Outcomes of Rio+20, Sustainable Development in Pakistan and Looking Forward Post Rio+20 and 2015.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    Government of Punjab and UNDP launch Punjab Millennium Development Goals Report

    The Planning and Development Department Government of Punjab in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the Punjab Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report 2011. This is the first ever report prepared by a UN agency and tracks progress against various MDGs in the province.

  • 27 Jun 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador visits Thatta, Sindh

    United Nations Development Programme’s National Goodwill Ambassador, Hadiqa Kiani visited communities of district Thatta of Sindh Province and interacted with village women, children, elders and other beneficiaries of UNDP support in restoring their socio-economic conditions with enhanced sustainability and disaster-resilience.

  • 25 Jun 2012
    Rio+20 Legacy: World Centre for Sustainable Development launched by Brazil and UNDP

    As a major and concrete legacy of the Rio+20 Conference, the Brazilian Government announced the creation of Rio+ Centre, the World Centre for Sustainable Development, at a ceremony this morning attended by Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister for the Environment and Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator.

  • 18 Jun 2012
    PDMA-KP establishes Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at Peshawar

    The Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PDMA-KP, inaugurated the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) at PDMA Peshawar.

  • 18 May 2012
    Government of Balochistan and UNDP release Balochistan Millennium Development Goals Report

    The Government of Balochistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first-ever Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for Balochistan in Quetta. The Report tracks progress toward the achievement of MDGs at the provincial level.

  • 16 May 2012
    Pakistan among the most vulnerable countries facing climate risks

    Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts Asia-Pacific Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 18 Apr 2012
    Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commits funds for UNDP’s Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand project

    Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) has granted approval for the allocation of resources to the Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand (SRLM) Project out of the Annual Development Programme to be commenced from July 2012 till June 2015. Under the cost sharing arrangement, the Government of KPK will allocate PKR 335 Million (25%) while UNDP will provide PKR 1004 Million (75%) for a duration of three years in both cases.

  • 21 Feb 2012
    Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Launch Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework

    The Government of Pakistan and the United Nationsare working together to support the millions ofpeople affected by the 2011 floods in Sindh and Balochistan, to recover their livelihoods after the devastating 2011 floods.

  • 14 Feb 2012
    UNDP and NUST held roundtable conference on human development

    The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Islamabad office held a Roundtable on Human Development at its Islamabad campus.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    EU and UNDP supported Command, Control and Communication Centre in PDMA inaugurated.Centre to provide critical communications in the event of a disaster

    In the presence of the Chief Minister Punjab, H.E. Shahbaz Sharif, Ambassador, Head of Delegation,European Union H.E Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Command, Control and Communication Centre at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab was inaugurated today.

  • 31 Dec 2011
    UNDP launches Rule of Law project for Malakand

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated the Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand (SRLM) Project here on Thursday. The project is a collaborative initiative of UNDP and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoPK).

  • 29 Nov 2011
    2011 Human Development Report: Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor.

    Development progress in the world's poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations

  • 27 Oct 2011
    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP release first-ever Millennium Development Goals Report

    The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first-ever Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report at the Planning and Development Department in Peshawar today. The Report tracks Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s progress against each MDG.

  • 06 Oct 2011
    UNISDR head calls for 'quantum leap' in approach to recurring floods in Pakistan

    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, arrived on a three-day visit to Pakistan today during which she will meet with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, the National Disaster Management Authority, Meteorological Department officials and aid donors, to discuss future risk reduction measures as the country tries to cope with floods which have displaced an estimated 5.4 million people.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    New guide to help developing countries speed up access to climate finance

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change.The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change.“Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds” is based on UNDP’s experience in setting up, managing and advising 750 funds and providing services for over US$5 billion in contributions pooled from multiple donors.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    Key stakeholders renew commitment to sustainable development in Pakistan

    A National consultation was held today in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)/Rio+20 June 2012. It was jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its capacity as Co-Chair of the One UN Joint Programme on Environment and the Sustainable Development Policy Institue (SDPI). The Consultation, followed provincial consultations in Lahore and Karachi and engaged a wide range of Pakistani stakeholders (Government, private sector, NGOs/think- tanks & civil society).